William Shakespeare was born this week in 1564 and, to celebrate, we’re showering love on The Boy and the Globe. Written by Tony Bradman and illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones, the book follows the adventures of a young pickpocket named Toby who helps Will Shakespeare through a spell of writer’s block… but not without a good amount of theatrical […]
Barrington Stoke books are popular in schools as accessible, inspiring reads suitable for mixed-ability groups. As well as selling the books singly for reading for pleasure, we also supply a wide range of packs to schools. Here’s some inspiration on how to use the books to bring literacy to life in your school, plus a […]
This month we have a raft of gorgeous books for children of primary-school age. In this post we’ve rounded up ideas for using each of these in the classroom, for inspiring literacy and cross-curricular work.
Has it ever occurred to you that there are not many fairies in fairytales? Another way to refer to these stories is traditional stories or traditional tales. Some stories appear in different forms all over the world. The bones of these stories are the same but some of the details are different in different versions. […]
Point of view is a key concept in creative writing. Even when a story is not told in the first person, the action is generally seen through the eyes of one character at a time. Point of view may switch from chapter to chapter or scene to scene but it is important that it is […]